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About British Museum, London

The British Museum is one of the highlights of London. The museum is home to various collections of paintings, sculptures, antiquities and many other curiosities. It is said that about seven million collection pieces are present in this museum for display.

Discovering different cultures and having displays about various themes makes it one of the most sought after tourist destinations of the world. The artifacts span a million years and there are a lot of mind boggling facts that will leave you amazed. Another highlight of the British Museum is that it houses the Rosetta Stone as well as many other Egyptian marvels.

The museum is so large, that one day is not enough to explore it completely.

However, if you want to make a quick visit there are a few exhibits that should not be missed:

  • The Rosetta Stone: This ancient stone helped decode many ancient languages giving us a doorway to look into historical civilizations.
  • The Lewis Chessmen: This is a set of elaborately carved ivory chess pieces that will leave you astounded.
  • The Mold Cape: This cape is beaten out of pure gold.
  • The Oxus Treasure: This is a surviving Persian treasure and has many beautiful gold items.

British Museum is one of the tourist attractions in 5 days London travel itinerary and London Itinerary 2 Weeks. You must visit this amazing tourist attraction in London.

Explore the various collections of antiquities and the impressive collection of art pieces on display at the iconic British Museum by getting tickets for British Museum. While the entry fee for British Museum costs nothing, you can buy tickets for British Museum here, as it would give you a thorough experience of the museum complete with information. British Museum ticket prices are a great value for money and it would be a shame to lose out on the British Museum tickets. Make sure you grab it immediately.

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British Museum Information

  • Designated wheelchair and accessible public toilet.
  • There are many restaurants, cafes, shops inside the museum. So, you will not need to find a place refreshment during a tiring day of exploring.
  • You can walk from this museum to the National Gallery so you can plan a full day trip with both these venues in mind.

British Museum Tickets Prices

  • Entrance is free.
  • A donation of £5 is recommended. There are admission charges for special exhibitions and some events - book online now to avoid missing out.

British Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • The Great Court, including the Information Desk, is open daily 09.00–18.00 and until 20.30 on Fridays.
  • For timings of the library, cafe and other facilities, please refer to the official website. 

How To Get To British Museum by Public Transport

  • Tottenham Court Road is the closest tube station.
  • Bus Numbers 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242 stop on New Oxford Street.
  • Cycle racks and hires are available.

Restaurants Near British Museum

  • The Museum Tavern
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  • TAS

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  • I went to see the Hokusai exhibition which was so absolutely brilliant! Entry was very smooth probably due to it being necessary to book your time slot in advance and which resulted in limited numbers viewing the works at any one time. This also worked since the exhibition was shown within a pretty intimate space. However the building itself is massive and you enter the museum into a spectacularly vast light and open area and up to the exhibition via a broad and winding staircase. Would be wonderful for weddings! The shop was suitably positioned at the end of the exhibition.

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  • This is one of my favorite places to visit when I go to London. I agree with a previous reviewer; wear comfy shoes, because you will be walking for a LONG while, and even then, a few days will be needed to explore every section of the museum, if that's your goal. One of my favorite areas is the ancient Greek and Roman section. I went to art school and studied ancient Greek art, so seeing some of these sculptures in real life was incredible. If any art student is in London, I absolutely recommend seeing these pieces, it's so much more fulfilling to study them in person and not just look at a picture. :)

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  • The museum itself is a stunning building and so just walking around was a joy. Be prepared for it to be busy on a scale that's overwhelming though; it was amazing how many people were there! That made for queues for everything! The exhibits were wonderful. We didn't get a chance to see even a fraction of what is there. What we did see is well displayed with informative signs at every turn. I can't wait to go back again.

  • I am a history savy this magnificent building satiated my unending lust for some specific pieces of information. Every piece being exhibited is explained properly on information labels. Some of the information written are quite shallow but you can't expect a history book in 200 characters. Best museum I have been so far after Vatican Museums.

  • Awesome! Every moment is awesome! The sense of history is overwhelming at every turn. Take a tour and it all comes to life. The major pieces of history are all in one enormous place. It would take a week to see the exhibits. You can even buy tea, coffee and cake. What marvelous people!

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